Dancer-turned-online personality Toni Fowler slammed DJ Loonyo for allegedly lying about his life story as seen in an episode of a drama anthology. This, after the ex-girlfriend and mother of the DJ’s late son — Aika Flores — broke her silence on the issue.
Calling Loonyo (real name Rhemuel Lunio) “DJ Demunyu,” Toni started her lengthy post by revealing that she and Aika go way back as both of them belong to the same dance group in the past.
“Small world no? Tropa ko nga pala yung nabuntis mo at hindi mo pinanindigan. Brad saksi ako sa pag hihirap ng tao. Mag ka grupo kami dati sa channel 4. Nung panahon na merong kayo. Mula ng nabuntis siya puro iyak dahil koopal ka. Kaya nung nakilala ka? Natatawa nalang kami at least naabot mo pangarap mo magpasikat kahit marami kang bagay na hindi abot dahil bansot ka,” she began.
Toni said she bore witness to Aika’s sacrifices when the latter was still carrying DJ Loonyo’s child.
“Saksi ako na yung babaeng binuntis mo sumasayaw at nagiipit ng tyan para lang kumita ng pera. 500 pesos lang TF (talent fee) namin non per day! Ganon ka kritikal yun brad with rehearsal pa bago mag show! Wag mong baliktarin ang storya! Makikiepal ako kasi nanay din ako. At tulad nga ng sabi ko SAKSI ako sa stress nya sayo,” she wrote.
Branding DJ Loonyo a liar, she said: “Isa ka ding walang bay@g! Kung may awa ka pa kay Aika at sa anak nyong nananamihimik na sa langit wag ka ng mambaliktad brad! Maawa ka naman t@ngyna sobra sobra na ginawa mo sa kanya. Ang tagal nyang nadepress sa nangyari sakanya. Tapos ikaw papeymous peymous lang? Urur! Para lang alam mo mga dancer na kilala buong pagkatao mo tinatawanan ka lang urur! Ni wala ka sa kalingkingan ni Mannex! Paturo ka sakanya ulit para hindi paulit ulit steps mo hind0t! Sinungaling!”
DJ Loonyo’s ex Aika Flores cries foul
Aika, in an open letter posted on Facebook, belied Loonyo’s claims and exposed the “truth” behind the latter’s life story.
According to Aika, she introduced Loonyo to her family and went to the dancer’s hometown right after her graduation. She also revealed that Loonyo used her pregnancy to his advantage in various situations.
Lamenting Loonyo’s actions when their son passed away, she said: “After ng libing niya ni isang beses di mo na siya dinalaw! kaya wag kang pa victim! Isang buwan palang akong nanganak non pinilit ko rumaket sumayaw ako kahit pwedeng ikapahamak ko wala e may anak akong bubuhayin! Habang ikaw sayaw sayaw lang sa TV buhay binata? Walang sustento,” Aika stated.
At the end of her open letter, she asked Loonyo to stop using her name as well as that of her son to further his alleged interests.
“Nananahimik na anak ko. Nanahimik ako nang ilang beses. Kailan ba matatapos yang pagpapasikat mo? Bigyan mo naman ng katahimikan anak ko dahil di mo na nga siya binigyan ng tatay! Tigil na rhems! Kung gusto mo magpasikat wag ka na gumawa ng pansariling storya o kwento mo para bumango ka,” she wrote.
She added: “Mabait kang kaibigan at anak pero sana naging mabait ka ring tatay kahit di na as partner. Nawala ang anak ko ng di ka nakilala. Walang guilt sa puso ko dahil alam nating dalawa na ikaw ang pumili non. Kaya sana kahit konti lang pakita mo naman na mahal mo siya. Wag mo na iclaim na minahal mo siya dahil ako nasasaktan para sa anak ko.”
DJ Loonyo apologizes
As soon as Aika’s letter went viral, DJ Loonyo’s team penned an open letter to clarify the depiction of his life story in the show — citing creative decisions from the staff of the program as the main reason.
“First and foremost, DJ Loonyo conducted an interview to share intimate and publicly unknown details about his life for the coverage, with the request to omit or leave out some sensitive parts, particularly pertaining to his son,” the statement said.
The statement continued: “We, as a management and team, signed a contract allowing the program to enhance certain aspects of his life, because it is still, in fact, for a dramatic TV show retelling.”
While Loonyo and his team did not pertain to anyone in specific, the online sensation — through a statement — apologized to those offended by the retelling of his story on television.
“On behalf of Rhemuel or DJ Loonyo, we would like to sincerely apologize to the individuals or their families who were offended by the retelling of his life story. We genuinely mean no offense, nor wish any ill or harm on anyone, most of all that of his son.”
DJ Loonyo rose to prominence for his dance videos on Facebook where he currently has 2.7 million followers.